Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Clans have Gathered

I have finished the second Highland clansmen unit for my English Civil War project using the rules Victory Without Quarter.  Of course they can be used with just about any rule set for the 1600 - 1750's time period.

 The finished clan unit

Another view

Seems there is a musket hole in this bonnet!  I did not notice the black spot until now.

 Norm! 


The highland clansman taking one for the clan came from the Highlander Casualties blister pack and are not sold individually.  There are 4 different casualty figures with a total of 12 figures.  I'll be using the other casualty figures for hit markers for the clan units and some will be painted for my future Covenanter units.

  Arrgh!

As mentioned in previous posts, the figures are from Warlord Games and have been a pleasure to paint.  The sculpting of the faces scream character and I love the fact that the figures can be purchased individually except for the casualties.

Here are some pictures of the Laird leading his combined forces.




Monday, September 15, 2014

Half Way There!

I have finished 1/2 of my Sea Raiders Army for Dux Bellorum!  I think I'm on a roll!





Saturday, September 6, 2014

Viking Progress . . . or lack of

It has been a busy last 30 days thus the mustering of the Dux Bellorum Viking army came to a virtual halt.  Fortunately I had a few hours to get back on track and have almost finished stand #3 and all of the bases.  Figures are Gripping Beast plastics.


The small banners are from the Gripping Beast box and I have added some paint to make them stand out more. 


 The stands are plastic stands from Game Workshops War of the Ring range.

The complete bases so far.  The Tau armor in support are optional for the army.

The clans are slowly gathering!

As I paint other figures I am slowly but surely painting additional Highland clansmen for my generic Scottish army.  Here is the latest stand and all figures are from Warlord Games.  The beautiful flag was downloaded from Project Auldearn 1645 which has been a great inspiration for my figures.  In fact an upcoming article in Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy will feature the blog.




One of the things I like about the Warlord Games range is the ability to purchase single figures.  The standard bearer is the "Irish Brigade Ensign" suitable for many units and the fearsome character carrying the huge claymore is the "Irish Hero."

In planning my clansmen I decided to have 6 stands; 4 down and 2 to go!